Heating American homes with clean, renewable liquid fuels
Since its founding, Diversified Energy Specialists (DES) has focused on the market for renewable biofuel. We’ve worked with heating oil companies to perfect their blending process and reduce the carbon intensity of the fuels they deliver to homes and businesses. Many states offer incentives for companies that blend biofuels, and DES has handled the application, reporting, sourcing and monetization of those renewable energy certificates.
In short, DES is the consultant of choice of producers and distributors of renewable liquid heating fuels.
What are biofuels?
Biofuels are renewable fuels that, when blended with ultra-low-sulfur heating oil, provide an efficient energy source that heats homes effectively and reduces greenhouse gas emissions today.
Where do biofuels come from?
Biofuels are produced using organic and recycled products. These can include:
- Soybean oil
- Used cooking oil
- Animal fats
Biofuel is a gallon-for-gallon replacement for higher-carbon petroleum-based fuels. It can be made without sacrificing food production, because these oils and fats are natural byproducts of producing food.
What role do biofuels play in a carbon-neutral future?
Biofuel has quickly become an integral part of many states’ renewable energy plans. In fact, the heating oil industry is leading the way toward a carbon-neutral future.
As a biogenic fuel (one produced by living organisms), a biofuel reduces carbon by 76% to 82%. That’s because the combustion of biofuels and other biogenic energy sources recycles carbon-dioxide emissions through renewable plant material and other biomass feedstocks. Petroleum-based fuels release 100% of carbon from the earth into the atmosphere.
Biofuels are a cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and assist states in meeting their greenhouse gas reduction goals in 2030 and 2050. The heating oil industry has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions by 40% by 2030, which equates to a B50 biofuel blend (50% ultra-low-sulfur heating oil and 50% biofuel).
Biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions at scale today, which is more valuable than reducing them tomorrow. (Think about the principal of compound interest.) If a heating oil distributor chooses to sell a biofuel blend, thousands of homes and businesses reduce their carbon footprint immediately.
Many state governments are recognizing the benefits of biofuels. They’re offering incentives for its use at the level of both the distributor and the end user through portfolio standards, emissions standards, and cap-and-trade programs. Massachusetts already has a robust over-the-counter environmental marketplace, and other states are following its example.
DES and the future of biofuels
As biofuel becomes more integrated into the national supply chain, DES will continue to assist state leaders, suppliers, distributors and end users to recognize its benefits.
For Massachusetts heating fuel companies involved in the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard program, DES offers the best analysis, marketing and sale of Alternative Energy Certificates. The value we secure for our clients far exceeds that of our competitors. Even better, our strategy promises zero risk!
DES will analyze your position in the market and current conditions to provide a break-even point for your business — before you buy a single drop of biofuel!
Give us 10 minutes of your time, and we can demonstrate how DES’s strategies will maximize your profits.
For Vermont heating fuel companies, DES is positioned to provide you with the latest insight, analysis and trading of your credits in the Vermont Clean Heat Standard, which will begin in 2025.
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“Joe has been assisting us with our DOER report for four years. His attention to detail and understanding of the bioheat marketplace have been invaluable to us. I highly recommend and trust this talented guy in navigating this tricky and confusing area of the heating oil business.”
— Brad Surner, Business Development Manager, Surner Heating Company